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MK 150: It's A Pop Culture Parade and A Movie Review! (Nappily Ever After, Cher, Cornerstore Caroline, The Hate U Give, Dirty Money, Active Measures, Putin, Birds of Prey)

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We start this episode off by talking about our legends and their Twitter personas. Cher = good, while Bette Midler... surprisingly NOT. Taylor Swift is coming up roses, while Kanye shows us his ass and his simple iPhone code. We got another false accusation from a white woman blaming a NINE year old boy of sexual assault... WHAT?! Wahooooo casting news for Birds of Prey. James breaks down two important documentaries you should check out: Dirty Money and Active Measures- Trump is just the puppet and Putin is a dangerous form KGB mastermind who must be stopped. For the Main event we got a Minority Korner Movie Review about Netflix RomCom (?) Nappily Ever After starring the fabulous Sanaa Lathan ... was it good? You'll just have to listen to find out. We also have a quickie review of The Hate U Give. 

See James perform at the Broadway Comedy Club, Sat Oct 27th @6pm!

Make your reservation for VIP Tickets: 212-252-2369

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https://runforsomething.net/candidates/
 
https://swingleft.org/
 
 
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MK 149: POCs, and LGBTs...on TV and Queer the Vote! (Asian-American Actors on TV, Queer Politicians, Blackkklansmen, Melania's Racist Fashion, and Starbucks)

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Coming in strong with the duo discuss what they recently viewed! Nnekays talks about seeing Spike Lee's Blackklansman  move, and James was inspired by Notorious RBG. James also had an interesting experience with a woman in Starbucks... should we yearn for the better days of the 1950s? Nah. What the hell is Melania wearing and what historical implications does it have. Hint: it's not good. Nnekay talks about all the new and exciting Asian and Asian-American actors on Fall TV Premiers. James wants us to Queer the Vote, but highlighting some LGBTQ politicians running this coming November! 
 
 
Links!

http://blog.angryasianman.com/2018/09/all-asians-on-tv-fall-2018-series.html 
 
QUEER CANDIDATES TO VOTE FOR:
https://www.shondaland.com/act/a22061885/lgbt-candidates-midterm-electio...

Run For Something Candidates: 
https://runforsomething.net/candidates/

https://swingleft.org/

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MKEP148: Vote and Read For Your LIFE! (Midterms or Bust, Fahrenheit 11/9, Michael More, Children's Books on Consent, Jane Fonda, Insecure)

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Insecure just ended it's season and the duo can barely believe it. Give that show more episodes, dammit! James watched the HBO documentary on Jane Fonda and was reminded why he loved her so much. Such an amazing life! Nnekay could relate since she watched the recent Quincy Jones Documentary. It's wonderful to honor our heroes while they are alive. Nnekay found a new video game called Supreme Courtship... about dating justices... which is as problematic as you would think it is. In the Korners- James is Getting us pumped for this November with ALL the facts on why it is truly important and necessary to make sure we all get out there and VOTE. He breaks down the Michael Moore Film 11/9 and how this could be the possible end to our democracy. Nnekay has a another great book list for you- this time on how to teach your children about consent and help curb toxic masculinity. Let's get to it!!!

https://kotaku.com/video-game-about-dating-supreme-court-justices-has-a-...

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/07/09/five-ways-republicans-...

https://www.shondaland.com/act/a14765925/helping-with-2018-midterm-elect...

https://www-popsugar-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.popsugar.com/news/Ho...

http://time.com/5389711/black-women-voters-2018-midterms/

Learning voter registration guides in yoru city: https://vote.gov/

https://www.rockthevote.org/action-center/host-your-own-event/

https://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup

http://www.booksforlittles.com/toxic-masculinity/

https://www.amazon.com/Tough-Guys-Have-Feelings-Too/dp/1909263664/ref=as...

https://www.amazon.com/Real-Cowboys-Kate-Hoefler/dp/0544148924/ref=as_li...

https://www.amazon.com/Like-When/dp/0152056491/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&q...

https://www.amazon.com/Elwood-Bigfoot-Wanted-Birdie-Friends/dp/145490879...

https://www.amazon.com/Little-Robot-Ben-Hatke/dp/1626720800/ref=as_li_ss...

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Double tha Kornerz (Gullah Geechee Nation/People, Voter Fraud, American Conspiracies, Teen Vogue)

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We got a jam packed episode for ya'lls! James hosted a Bar Mitzvah, will the kids think he's cool? What's up with our girl, Tessa Thompson... she's up to something cool movie wise. Nnekay covers the Gullah Geechee Nation and it's people- it's history might surprise you! James covers voter fraud and how it's not a conspiracy theory, but a straight up conspiracy. We also cover Mark Cherry, Zoe Kravitz... also what the hell is going on with Facebook TV.

Links!

https://www.colorlines.com/articles/read-black-homeowners-gullah-geechee...

gullahgeechenation.com

https://www.gullahgeecheecorridor.org/thegullahgeechee/

https://www.theroot.com/america-s-biggest-conspiracy-theory-is-real-the-...

https://www.theroot.com/40-years-after-the-tuskegee-syphilis-study-the-l...

http://www.msnbc.com/all/eugenic-sterilization-victims-belated-justice

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/secret-cold-war-tests-in-st-louis-cause-worry/

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MK146: Look At Dem Crotchety Twins (Emmys, Back 2 Skool Quizlette, Viola Davis, Bert and Ernie, Julie Chen, Oscar Issac, Captain Marvel, Cynthia Nixon)

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These wonder twins sure are cranky! Some might even say Crotchety! Not really, though! They're here to first discuss the Emmy's which neither of them watched- and dive into a deep discussion as to where IS the line between being PC and comedy. Next up, something they both did see: Captain Marvel Trailer. Whew Lawd this looks good! Also was it weird for Vulture Magazine to feature a story about Soon-Yi Previn written by one of Woody Allen's friend? On to the main event- It's QUIZLETTE Time, Back 2 Skool edition. James guides Nnekay through some of the hottest topics including, Violas Davis and The Help, Bi-Pride Parade, Julie Chen... Moonves, Bert and Ernie being lovers, Anita Hill the hero, Cynthia Nixon, and... Helen Keller? Don't forget to check out James at Caroline's on Broadway

See James Stand Up Set at Caroline's on Broadway in NYC, Sept 24th at 7pm. Get $5 tickets by calling and reserving your spot and calling 212.757.4100.

"All The Sex I Want" a new Asexual play, September 29th at 8pm $10 Donations: https://www.nationalqueertheater.com/productions

Links!
Viola Davis

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/11/movies/viola-davis-interview-widows-t...

Tom Arnold and Mark Burnett- the choke

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/09/tom-arnold-mark-burnett-got-fist-fig...

BOO to James Comey

https://www.themarysue.com/comey-miniseries/

Oscar Isaac

https://www.queerty.com/oscar-isaacs-latest-take-star-wars-character-gay...

Transgender models- Marcos Marcos all models

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/09/34-models-slayed-runway-marco-marcos...

Bert and Ernie

https://www.queerty.com/exclusive-bert-ernie-couple-finally-answer-20180916

Rapper’s mid life

https://www.queerty.com/rapper-says-mid-life-crises-caused-make-amateur-...

Anita Hill and the New York Times’ Opinion Piece

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/opinion/anita-hill-brett-kavanaugh-cl...

Voter Fraud

https://www.theroot.com/america-s-biggest-conspiracy-theory-is-real-the-...

Samantha Bee- voter experience app

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/samantha-bee-app-gamify-midterms-cr...

McDonalds-

https://www.themarysue.com/mcdonalds-metoo/

Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller out of history in some parts of Texas

https://www.theroot.com/ny-gov-cuomos-cannabis-policy-will-leave-black-p...

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The Last Dregs of Summer (Dragones de Ciudad Trujillo, Gender & Sexuality Terminology, Omarosa, and Fire Island)

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Coming hot from a jam packed weekend in Fire Island James has notes on... the Hunger Game movies? The duo talk about these movies, also some how Omarosa manages to squeeze herself back into the fray with their conversation as well. Nnekay takes us back with the story of the Dominican Republic's baseball team Dragones de Ciudad Trujillo- created by 1937 dictator Rafael Trujillo. A team while created in a time of fascism still managed to treat black baseball players better than the United States. James investigates the difference between various terms that we might have misused in past episodes: Pansexual, Bisexual, and Sexually Fluid. We're here to grow just like everyone else!

Links:

https://www.avclub.com/in-1937-a-dictator-assembled-a-baseball-team-for-...

American As ABBA Pie (Mama Mia, Cher, Black Maternal Mortality Rates, Hoteps)

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Feeling inspired by Mama Mia: Here We Go Again, James tries out some new vocal impressions to the joy...? Chagrin... of Nnekay. Next up, the duo deconstruct HBO's Insecure, the ups and down of all three seasons and where they think they the show should head towards. In Nnekay's Korner- she tackles the national crisis of Black Maternal Mortality rates. What is happening to theses women and their babies! It's incredibly important information for all of us and hopefully highlight some of the women taking action to help fix it. We round out the episode with James breaking down Hoteps, what they are and how they are detrimental. ALSO we got a BIG BIG MK Surprise!!!

Links!

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/magazine/black-mothers-babies-death-m...

https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/15/health/black-women-maternal-mortality/ind...

https://www.propublica.org/article/nothing-protects-black-women-from-dyi...

https://mic.com/articles/190906/sen-kamala-harris-introduces-bill-to-fig...

https://sistersong.nationbuilder.com/

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Minority Korner EP 142: WE HAVE NOTES (Crazy Rich Asians, Janet Jackson in Harlem, Jury Duty, Althea Gibson)

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This week we're coming in hot and energized from seeing Crazy Rich Asians! Holy Moly is this a film! Next up, James has some notes for Harlem and their tributes for Janet Jackson... should they be pouring money into the art programs for the kids? He says yes. Nnekay brings us to a little tid bit of information involving Tupac and Trump... what?! In the Korners- James details his trials with the judicial system after he's been received the prestigious role of First Juror. He also covers the ins, outs, and bias of the court system and why Jury duty is so important. Nnekay dabbles with a little history korner with a profile on Althea Gibson and how she opened the for for the Williams Sisters and other tennis players of color.

Links!

JURY DUTY: 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-guthrie-ferguson/why-jury-duty-is-...

https://www.lambdalegal.org/blog/20180802_civil-rights-orgs-urge-8th-cir...

http://www.apa.org/monitor/mar01/jurorbias.aspx

https://today.duke.edu/2012/04/jurystudy

ALTHEA GIBSON: 

https://www.colorlines.com/articles/tbt-althea-gibson-became-first-black...

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Comin' In Singin' (Aretha Franklin, Blackkklansman, Latin America Writers, WOC writers, James Baldwin)

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Warning! We recorded this episode earlier in the week before the passing of the great Aretha Franklin. We mean in no way to pay disrespect, and pay great homage to how she pathed the way for future generations of black artist and people to live their truth. Off the bat the wonder twins talking about the queen of soul herself, Aretha Franklin, sending prayers for her and talking about some of her past controversies. James saw Spike Lee's newest film Blackkklansman and give a spoiler free review. In Nnekay's korner- she's got a booklist for you! This time she is giving you books from Latin American literary cannon that will help you diversity the American one. Also she had some selections from WOC writers to diversify your reading list and possibly some of your loved ones, to boot! In James' korner, he is give you THEATER- by way of teleplay! That's right we have the Minority Korner players in the house. Playing out selections from the 1984 James Baldwin Village Voice interview. James playing James Baldwin and Nnekay playing the interviewer. The interview covers the James Baldwin's views on homosexuality, the black community, the future, and more. It's a deep insight into his thoughts on the LGBTQ community in the 80s.

Links!

https://www.villagevoice.com/2018/06/22/james-baldwin-on-being-gay-in-am...

http://remezcla.com/lists/culture/latin-american-books-literary-canon/

https://www.elle.com/uk/life-and-culture/g22721520/extensive-list-of-boo...

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A Civic Duty to Honor James Baldwin (Delta, Jury Duty, James Baldwin, J.Lo)

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This week James is steering the ship with a korner dedicated to the greatness of James Baldwin, but before the wonder twins start their adoration- we gotta talk about Delta. Gurl, Delta you betta fix your mess! James was cast as Jury number 1 in the role of actual real life civic duty. The two also talk about heritage and slavery and how big of an impact it has on modern times. Also: remember Tia Carrere? Where is she? In the singular korner for the day, it's all things James Baldwin! First unpacking the amazing documentary I Am Not Your Negro. Then a test- who has more James Baldwin knowledge?! Lastly... who knew J.Lo would cause such a rift! Enjoy!

See James do Stand Up August 11th at 9:30pm in NYC! Tickets:
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Links!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNUYdgIyaPM

http://www.peoplequiz.com/trivia-quizzes-3249-James_Baldwin_Wonderful_Wr...

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